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  • Dayton returns, his No. 2 heads out overseas trip

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and his lieutenant governor are tag-team travelers. Dayton was due to return yesterday from a trade mission to China. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Solon is getting …

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    18 Jun 12
  • Thunderstorms roll through Minnesota

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A powerful thunderstorm has rumbled through Minnesota overnight, pounding communities in the west and south of the state with strong wind and hail, damaging homes and cutting power in some areas. The …

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    18 Jun 12
  • Minneapolis police are investigating homicide

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minneapolis police are investigating the homicide of a 76-year-old woman who fought for peace, made community gardens a mission and shrugged off friends’ advice to move from her neighborhood. Police found Lois …

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    15 Jun 12
  • Driver who struck boy in Coon Rapids never stopped

    COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say the driver who hit and critically injured a 9-year-old boy in Coon Rapids never stopped to see if the boy was OK. Anoka County Sheriff’s Commander Paul Sommer …

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    15 Jun 12
  • Sheriff IDs trapper who died in Minn. ATV crash

    MOTLEY, Minn. (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a Motley man killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash in northern Minnesota. The Cass County sheriff’s office identifies the victim as 66-year-old Lowell Hulett. Authorities …

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    15 Jun 12
  • Grand jury clears Minn. officer in fatal shooting

    HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) – A grand jury has cleared an Apple Valley police officer who fatally shot a man last April. The Dakota County grand jury concluded that Officer Tommie Booth was legally justified in …

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    15 Jun 12
  • Young widow says Minn. Marine had passion for life

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The 20-year-old wife of a Minnesota Marine killed in Afghanistan says he had a passion for life and never took a day for granted. Colleen Baune (BOW’-nee) says 21-year-old Corporal Taylor Baune …

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    15 Jun 12
  • Top Dayton aide to lead Vikings stadium authority

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A top aide to Governor Mark Dayton has been named to oversee construction of a $975 million Vikings stadium as head of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. Dayton on Thursday …

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    15 Jun 12